THQ Nordic says it’s skipping E3 to observe soccer

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Writer THQ Nordic says it’s going to go on attending this 12 months’s E3 in favor of staying dwelling to observe the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

“It’s with nice remorse that we at THQ Nordic should report that we’ll be unable to overlook a single second of this nice sporting occasion,” the Vienna-based firm mentioned in a information launch at present. “Subsequently, we will likely be pressured to remain in our beautiful Viennese beer gardens, blowing the froth off a pair, watching soccer and one or two cool press conferences on Twitch ( you, Devolver) as an alternative of rocking it ourselves.”

As a substitute, THQ Nordic mentioned it can present its upcoming recreation lineup, together with Darksiders three, Biomutant, Fade to Silence and Wreckfest, at occasions like Gamescom, which takes place in Cologne, Germany, from Aug. 21-25, and later at PAX West in Seattle.

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THQ Nordic (and Nordic Video games) usually had a extra subdued presence on the annual Digital Leisure Expo. The corporate typically held conferences in one of many Los Angeles Conference Middle’s smaller, quieter halls. However the transfer is indicative of a bigger development of recreation publishers leaving the conference middle present ground in favor of different occasions or places.

E3 2018 will happen June 12-14 in Los Angeles. The 2018 World Cup will likely be held in Russia, and can kick off June 14. Austria didn’t qualify for this 12 months’s competitors.

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